Mitford medicine shops kept shut

Protest Against Drive
Mitford medicine shops kept shut
Traders of the country’s largest wholesale medicine market in the capital’s Mitford yesterday kept their shops shut, protesting Saturday’s drive against the sale of illegal and unauthorised medicine. A mobile court jointly raided the market with the help of Rapid Action Battalion-10, the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA), and Bangladesh

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Of change-makers

Positive Bangladesh
Of change-makers
Keshab Roy, a Nilphamari boy. He is just 18 but he has already made himself internationally known by winning a UN award. For what he has been doing can change things for the better, and, who knows, for good perhaps. For in a country known for its rich and vibrant culture, there are certain deep-rooted social ills that hold it back from achieving the progress

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8 new power plants given green light

Projects include 5 coal-fired plants, total capacity 2,706 MW
The cabinet committee on purchase yesterday approved eight power plants — to be built, owned and operated (BOO) by local private companies — in a bid to tackle the country’s growing energy crisis The committee at a meeting chaired by Finance Minister AMA Muhith also okayed the second phase of techno-feasibility study of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The

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30 injured in RMG unrest at Sreepur

At least 30 garments worker were injured as they clashed with police at Natun Bazar of Sreepur blocking Dhaka-Mymensingh highway on Sunday.
Police fired nine gun shots and 20 tear shells to disperse the workers from the highway.
The workers also vandalised machine,

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Revised EU GSP scheme may help B’desh in export race: study

The revised GSP scheme of the European Union which will come into force on January 1, 2014 may create a favourable competitive environment for Bangladeshi exports to the region due to reduction of the number of beneficiary countries and product coverage, a government study revealed. ‘The revised generalised system of preferences scheme may not be a cause

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Most banks’ share prices below NAV

Share prices of the majority of listed banks have declined to below their net asset value per share because of the banks’ poor earnings last year and prospect of low return on investment in the scrips, experts said. They said banks were performing poorly as the financial entities reported low earnings in their half-yearly statements also. Out of the 30 banks listed

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7 independent directors of bourse interim board to continue for 3yrs

BSEC to issue demutualsiation directive today
Seven independent directors to be appointed in the interim boards of the demutualised bourses in November will hold their posts for the next three years, a BSEC official said.
He said four member-brokers in the interim boards would retire in February next year after holding elections for the four directorship posts

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GP launches 3G network at Bashundhara

Country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone on Sunday launched its 3G network in Bashundhara area of the city. Post and Telecommunication minister Shahara Khatun launched the 3G service at a ceremony at GP headquarters at Bashundhara.
Shahara later attended a video call of GP’s chief

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Stocks fall below 4,000pt mark

Dhaka stocks declined on Sunday, the first trading session of the week, as the benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange DSEX fell below the 4,000-point mark after one-and-a-half months due to investors’ inactivity on the trading floor.
The DSEX lost 1.11 per cent, or 44.58 points,

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Tesco coerced Liberty into shutting down factory

Alleges factory owner, demands Tk 300 crore in damages
The owner of Savar-based Liberty Fashion Wears on Sunday alleged that British retailer Tesco had coerced them into shutting down the factory.
He made the allegation at a press conference at the National Press Club in the city. Liberty also demanded Tk 300 crore as damages from

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Nazmul awaits NSC carrot

Nazmul Hasan’s desire to become the first elected president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board hinges on the will of the National Sports Council after he decided against participating in the October 10 election for a directorship. Nazmul, the incumbent BCB president, has long expressed his desire to retain the post and has thrown his weight behind the ad hoc committee

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Saber demands postponement of BCB election

Election commission receives 14 objections over councillorship
Former BCB president Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Sunday demanded that the Bangladesh Cricket Board election schedule should either be cancelled or postponed unless a written copy of the Supreme Curt directive is obtained. Saber placed his demand to the election commission in the afternoon and sought a written explanation over some of his queries that

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Mehedy remains U-19 captain for WI tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the Under-19 squad for next month’s tour of the West Indies on Sunday, with Mehedy Hasan retaining the captaincy despite the team’s poor tour of England in August. The tri-nation series in England, which was won by Pakistan U-19, saw Bangladesh win just one match in Mehedy’s first competition as the U-19 captain,

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BKSP dominate age-group swimming

The 29th Bashundhara National Age-Group Swimming Competition came to an end at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Sunday, with BKSP maintaining their utter dominance in the sport. BKSP won 58 gold, 44 silver and 29 bronze medals from 100 events during the three-day competition. Bangladesh Ansar grabbed 15 gold, 19 silver

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BJMC clinch women’s handball title

Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) clinched title of the Invitational National Women’s Handball Tournament crushing Rangamati district by 27-4 goals in the final held Sunday at the Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Handball Stadium. The winners led the first half by 20-3 goals.
In the day’s final, Shirina of BJMC scored

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JU teachers go on strike again

Agitating teachers of Jahangirnagar University teamed up as General Teachers’ Forum began a three-day strike on Saturday to press for the resignation of vice-chancellor Anwar Hossain. Teachers said that they went on the strike as the commission investigating the crisis at the university over the demand for the resignation of the vice-chancellor failed to end

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DU regd graduate reps’ elections held

The third and final phase of elections of 25 registered graduate representatives to the Dhaka University senate was held at three polling centres on the university campus on Saturday.
About 20,000 registered graduates cast their vote in the elections held between 10:00am and 5:00pm, the university registrar, Syed Rezaur Rahman,

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Poly students, teachers threaten to boycott exams

Students and teachers of polytechnic institutes across the country on Saturday declared to boycott their final examinations of the 2nd,4th, 6th and 8th semesters, demanding immediate change in the 2008 gazette that identifies diploma professionals as supervisors, not engineers, reports UNB. The declaration of the exam boycott came from the leaders of

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